2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Joanne Collins-Smee

Name: Joanne Collins-Smee
Title: Deputy Commissioner and Director of Office of American Innovation Centers of Excellence Projects, Federal Acquisition Service
Agency: General Services Administration

Modernization mogul. Collins-Smee joined GSA last September after a long career at IBM. In that short time, she has made significant progress on GSA’s Office of American Innovation IT modernization Centers of Excellence projects, which seek to tap the most talented leaders from the public sector and industry to improve federal IT acquisition processes and support. She redefined work streams and worked with several agencies to identify challenges and opportunities in terms of cloud, IT infrastructure, service delivery analysis and customer contact centers. She also established the initial COE partnership with the Agriculture Department. In December, Collins-Smee took on even more responsibility, stepping in as acting director of GSA’s Technology Transformation Services.

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